Handbell Choirs

Handbell Choirs

Music Ministry during COVID-19

As with all programs at Westminster, our music ministry is being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The information below reflects activities during a typical year, many of which have been cancelled or modified in 2020. Contact John Semingson for current information about programs for fall 2020 and beyond.

Chiming Children Handbell Choir

Sundays, at 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., September - April, in room M-306
Sally Mae Arnn, Director  (smarnn@nashvillewpc.org)  Chiming Children is part of the overall music education and worship ministry for children in grades 4-6. Chiming Children rehearsal immediately follows the Jubilate Choir rehearsal for children in grades 4-6 on Sunday afternoons and children are encouraged to participate in both choirs. This choir rings for many of the same services as the singing choirs--Children's Sabbath, Children's Christmas Eve, and Palm Sunday. They also travel with the Children's Choirs to area nursing homes or hospitals to ring for others who are not able to attend church services. They also ring several times during the year for the Children's Sunday School Gathering on Sunday mornings.

Youth Handbell Choir

Sundays, at 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., September - May, in room M-306
Keith Cole, Director (keithc@wittetravel.com)
This is the handbell ensemble for Youth in Grades 7-12. It is part of the overall Youth Fellowship Program. Youth Handbells continues to build upon the fundamentals of handbell ringing learned in Chiming Children, but all youth are welcome to join whether or not they have had previous handbell ringing experience. Youth Handbells generally play for worship twice a quarter.

The Harvard Handbell Choir

Tuesdays, at 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., September - May, in room M-306
John Semingson, Director (johns@nashvillewpc.org) The Harvard Handbell Choir is an intermediate to advanced 5-octave handbell ensemble. This ensemble rings for worship services every four to six weeks and for other occasional services. New members are welcomed each fall or as positions are available. Music reading is required. Please contact John Semingson for more information.

Changing Gears Handbell Choir

Wednesdays, at  9:30 - 10:30 a.m., in room M-306
Sally Mae Arnn, Director ( smarnn@nashvillewpc.org) The Changing Gears Handbell Choir is designed for men and women handbell ringers who are retired. 






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Sunday School 9:45 AM
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